Rochester sales tax that was put in place after the floods in 1982 is set to expire. Local leaders are ramping up efforts to renew the tax come election day.
The half-cent sales tax was originally used for flood control projects. Since then, it has paid for many different projects across the city.
Rochester mayor Ardell Brede, along with the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau, are just a few of the people and organizations that fully support renewing the half cent city sales tax. They hope Rochester residents will vote yes come November 6th.
"It's common cents," said Jerry Williams.
Williams is on the “Common Cents” steering committee. He says the sales tax will help the city fulfill dozens of projects including an expansion of the city's senior center, new facilities for UMR and RCTC, and road repairs ...
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